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Our 2019 Supported Organizations & Programs

Center for Youth Wellness

Across the United States, 34.8 million children are impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs are traumatic events in childhood such as abuse, neglect, and family disruption that result in a biological response called “toxic stress”: the extreme, frequent, and extended activation of the body’s fight-or-flight stress response. CYW has spent its formative years understanding the science behind ACEs, screening patients, and supporting evidence-based clinical interventions. They are providing far-reaching education around toxic stress and ACEs through their national public education campaign, Stress Health. 

 

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Volunteers of America

Volunteers of America: Northern California and Northern Nevada provides housing and supportive services to 1,900 individuals every day. Through 50 different programs, their organization serves homeless families, veterans, former foster youth, individuals in recovery, chronically homeless men and women, seniors and more. The objective is  about more than just providing basic needs; it is about giving these individuals the tools to make life out of homelessness a reality.

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California CASA

California Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides leadership and support to 44 CASA programs operating in 51 counties throughout the state, strengthening their ability to grow and provide more CASA volunteers for abused and neglected children in foster care. They provide training, as well as legal, operational, and technical assistance, to local programs and advocate for child-centered policy, practices, and funding to improve life for foster children. Moreover, they lead efforts statewide to increase the visibility of foster children, so that their network can communicate their impact, recruit more volunteers, generate new funding, and help more children. 

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Young Center for Immigrant Children

The Young Center is the only organization in the nation providing independent Child Advocates (guardians ad litem) for unaccompanied and separated immigrant children in detention. The role of Young Center Child Advocates is to advocate for the best interests of these children  with immigration judges, asylum officers, attorneys, and shelter providers. Using best interest recommendations (BIRs), their advocacy strives for: reunification with family members both in the U.S. and in home country, release from DHS custody to a sponsor, placement in a long-term care facility, safe repatriation, permanency, representation by legal services providers, and other individual outcomes.

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OTHER PROGRAMS OF 2019

The year of  2019 was a huge success for grant submissions. We got to hear from many charitable organizations across the country who are doing great work for those in need. Although we unfortunately weren't able to approve funding for everyone, we are very excited to see what the selected groups do next. Click on the Organization for more info:

-   Cottage Housing

-   Sierra Forever Families

-   CASA of Los Angeles

-   Powerhouse Ministries 

-    Foster America

-    Placer People of Faith Together